A cluster of “white power” protesters are expected to flood Stone Mountain Park in suburban Atlanta in the “Rock Stone Mountain” white power rally.
The rally is part of a a push-back against the momentum for removing the Confederate Flag from state and city properties. According to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution, organizers of the rally have told Stone Mountain Park police that they expect to facilitate anywhere from 200 and 2,000 people, including members of the Ku Klux Klans, Aryan Nation sects and other white nationalist organizations.
The call to remove the flag from state property from the slaughter of parishioners at the Emmanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina. The mass killer, Dylann Roof, was cloaked in Confederate battle flag while he spewed inflammatory rhetoric on video against blacks and minorities that he uploaded to social media.
The newspapers stated that this is the first “open white power” rally since reaction to last summer’s mass shooting and it has reopened the debate on the Confederate flag.